The USW/Bridgestone Americas-Des Moines Career Development Program hosted an Open House on Sept. 22 and 24, to welcome members to its new learning center.

The facility features a computer lab along with a mechanic shop.  The shop area will allow automobile mechanic classes to take place and includes welding equipment. 

Executive Director Al Long and Program Specialist Korey Fiste attended from the ICD National Office.

In order to up its profile and try to appeal to more participants and other local unions, the USW/U.S. Steel-Fairfield Works Career Development Program recently produced a promotional video.

The 5-minute video highlights the benefits of ICD overall and some of the specific training offered locally.